Students' T-shirt

Students in the Egg Harbor Township High School Family Career and Community Leaders of America Club held a contest to design a T-shirt to help raise money for the Faces4Autism support group. Student Victoria Mosca, whose aunt is Faces4Autism founder Isabelle Mosca, said the club wanted to help raise awareness of autism.

Student Alexa Taylor came up with the winning design, that was made into T-shirts selling for $12 each. The club sold them at various events and have sold more than 150 shirts and raised more than $1,500. Students sold them at the Faces4Autism conference at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey in March and said some schools had ordered them to wear on Bubbles for Autism Day events on April 1. The students hope to raise at least $4,000.

T-shirts are available through Faces4Autism at

Baseball gloves for troops

The Greater Egg Harbor Chamber is teaming up with Gloves 4 Troops, an organization that ships baseball gloves, balls and letters of encouragement to American service personnel stationed across the globe. Gloves 4 Troops was started by Vance Albitz, a second baseman for the AAA St. Louis Cardinals affiliate, Memphis Redbirds.

Drop off locations are Simply Sweet 132 Philadelphia Ave., Egg Harbor City, Century21 Frick, 117 West White Horse Pike, Galloway Township and Casciano's, 212 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton or at the Hammonton Mothers Club 5K Race on

May 3.

Gloves, baseballs and letters of encouragement can be dropped off at the business locations any time until Memorial Day weekend. The gloves can be new or used. For more information contact project coordinator Nick Polito of Century 21 Reilly at 609-705-7782 or Chamber President Jim Schroeder at 609-270-7590 or visit the Chamber website

Scholarship donation

Harrison Beverage Company in Egg Harbor Township has donated $5,000 to the Folds of Honor Foundation to provide scholarships for local military families.

The Folds of Honor Foundation, based in Owasso, Okla., is a non-profit organization that assists the children and spouses of military service men and women killed or disabled while serving in the military.

"This donation is our way of saying thank you to our veterans and their families. We hope by contributing to Folds of Honor's scholarship program we can honor their sacrifices made for our freedom," said Brett Matik, president of Harrison Beverage Co.

Information on donating to the foundation, or applying for a scholarship is online at

Health kits donated

More than 20 Ocean City Home Bank employees met at the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in Northfield on Feb. 20 to assemble health kits that will be distributed through Mission Central. The mission group sends humanitarian goods and provides logistical services to ministry and social service agencies responding to natural disasters. The event was part of the "It Pays to Give" volunteer program at the bank.

Scholarships donated

The Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation has received a $2,500 donation from Rio Auto Body of Rio Grande, the second installment of a $12,500 pledge to Create Opportunity, The Capital and Scholarship Campaign for Atlantic Cape. Louis Altobelli Jr., owner of Rio Auto Body, presented the check.

The Rio Auto Body Scholarship is presented annually to a second-year Cape May County resident with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 who is a full-time business major with financial need.

Raffle winners

Ticket-holders shared $10,350 in prizes at this year's Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala 50/50 Raffle held March 13 at Bally's Atlantic City.

The winners were: first prize, $6,210, Charles Pessagno, of Galloway Township; second prize, $3,105, Margaret Kent, of Hammonton; third prize, $1,035 Matt Daley of Woodbine. Winning amounts were based on the number of tickets sold. This year, 207 raffle tickets were sold at $100 each, raising $10,350 for grants, emergency aid and leadership development for Atlantic Cape students.

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